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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

490 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bierman2000 on 07-17-2003)
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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of mralphabet
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Poured a murky golden color with about a fingers worth of head that settles to a nice layer with great lacing.

S: Sweet malt, wheat and yeast upfront. Then there is a mix of spice with citrus mixed in.

T: Good mix of tart citrus flavors up front with a strong malt sweet backbone... Good mix of flavors here... perfect mix for a Hef.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation... Great feeling beer.

D: Great Hef.. good mix of flavors, good ABV... Nothing but good things here... Only mark on this is the fact it has Oktoberfest in the name... Don't over look this one.

Photo of thecarster1
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a weizen, four finger off white colored billowy head that had some great retention (actually really wonderful retention- i'm almost done and i've still got a quarter inch of head), hazy honey brown coloring that darkens as the glass goes up.

s- wheat, bit of pepper, lemon, tart green apple.

t- silky smooth, nice wheat that mixes with lemon and a bit of green apple and banana, slight bit of pepper again with an ever so slight hop finish, very delicious.

m- nice medium body, very smooth, goes down a bit too easily.

d- really great, i got this in an mixed oktoberfest variety case, and i'm glad it was included, very unexpected but delicious, i could drink several of these, it's maybe a tad bit heavier than a normal hefe but i'm loving it.

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of tard24
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of cpolking
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of heyabbott
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of itchytasty
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of KonigObHops
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a pale opaque yellow. It was moderately cloudy, and had a foamy white head that was about 3 finger widths.

The smell was very interesting. You are definitely hit with the typical wheat beer smell first, but there is definitely a hint of that toasted caramel scent that comes with the marzen style.

This beer has a very light slightly sweet taste in the beginning. The middle was not as interesting as the smell. You get a hint of that Oktoberfest taste, but not much. The finish is full of that banana taste that you find in many wheat beers.

The mouth feel is very good. It is a smooth light beer without the chalkiness that you find in some wheat beers.

Overall, if you really want an Oktoberfest, this isn't it. However, if you want a Wheat Beer during Oktoberfest, this is a good choice.

Photo of botham
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a clear amber color with a sizable white head that takes a couple minutes to subside.

aroma is rather malty, with caramel malts and citrus dominating. subtle wheat malts are also present, alongside a fruity base, with pear and apple. a decent mix of aromas. basically a weizen with caramel malts.

taste is of caramel malts up front, with the same fruity base of apple. finishes more like a marzen, with caramel malts lingering. great utilization of the caramel malts to counter the fruity nature of hefeweizens.

mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a smooth texture and finish. CO2 is moderate, with a slick feel after finishing.

drinkability is good. this is a brew bold enough to stand up to others, yet subtle enough to warrent a couple bottles in a sitting. cheers!

Photo of rousee
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden amber color. Leaves a small head that disappears quickly. Good wisp of foam remains on top of the glass. Minor lacing is seen on the sides. Not as murky as you would expect for a wheat beer.

Smell is malty and bready.Seems grassy with some sour aspects as well. Almost like cranberries.
Taste is nice and smooth malt-reminds me much more of a marzen style than a hefe-weisee. Since this seems to cross the style boundaries, I will just consider it for general enjoyment and it does seem to satisfy quite well. Im glad I bought it and would definitely buy again. Exceptional drinkability.

Photo of John_M
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Max's the other night

The beer pours an orange/gold color, with very good head retention and lacing. I don't get a lot on the nose, just some malt and a hint of spice. On the palate this is really a delicious take on the marzen recipe. It has the sweet maltiness of a good marzen, but also has some good funk/spiciness (banana and nutmeg) from the German wheat. The beer has a very nice mouthfeel, and is quite easy to drink. This beer finishes very smoothly on the palate and is not the least bit heavy.

This is a very flavorful, easy to drink wheat/marzen. A very nice beer indeed.

Photo of BCraig
4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a squat weizen glass.
A- Thick dense off-white head that only slowly dissipates to a quarter-inch lacing. Golden hay color tinged with orange.
S- upfront apple and citrus aromas, some grapefruit, but barely perceptible. After awhile an earthy aroma can be sensed and the distinct character of the German yeast.
T-well balanced beer. golden malt taste with enough hops to clear palette. It's got pep to it. Less cloying than other Oktobers. A little raisin and mild citrus.
M-A little bite of carbonation upfront, but good tongue coating - balanced.
O- Very enjoyable and drinkable beer. I little lighter than I was expecting from one of my favorite styles, especially as compared to Ayinger. I didn't notice the bubblegum and clove flavors that of typically German Weissbier, but I was not disappointed. A good find and enjoyable fall beer. Break it out for the cold weekend brunches of early fall.

Photo of fitzy84
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Moan and Dove. The beer had a slight orange, dim gold appearance with a thick head.Crisp citrus aromas permeated from the drink along with a slight spice. The drink had a balanced sweet-bitter taste to it. The spices and malts were wicked good. A crisp and refreshing beer. Overall, this one was great.

Photo of FickleBeast
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy yellow color with foam that billows out of the glass. Head is very light and wispy and fades away without lacing. Aroma is wheat, and some fruity undertones.

First sip is... a nice wheat/malt sweetness, with a banana yeasty flavor that is present but not overpowering. This beer is actually on the sweet side, and the banana flavors are more present as it warms.

A fine example of a Hefeweizen. It drinks very nicely with no harsh or off flavors. Just a nice sweet wheat malt / banana yeast balance.

Photo of tcroft09
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light yellow with a huge 3 inch bubbly white head that settles to a small cap. Thin broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, mild spices, and yeast. The smell is nothing special - a very typical hefeweizen smell on this one. Taste is so much better with wheat, banana, and a nice level of mild spices. There are also some nice caramel notes. This is the first hefeweizen I have had that I can really taste a distinct banana flavor that isn't solely in the background. The carbonation level is good with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen with that nice banana flavor that I am digging. I will probably go back and get some more of these.

Photo of cokes
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Autumnal, brown-tinted golden-orange below a fat rise of marshmallow foam.
The nose has elements of apple sauce, wheat bread, and pecans, but seems a bit diffuse on the whole.
Up front in the mouth, there is a quick wheatiness that ebbs just as quick towards the more traditional Munich-y traits of toasted nut, bagel, and caramelized raisin. A phenolic sense of vanilla arises midway and lingers into the close, shiftly slightly towards banana pudding. On the whole, however, the weizen yeast is not a dominating force here. Hopping is modest with steely herbs and grasses.
A fairly brawny body is given some levity by the increased carbonation, forming an impression of carbonated cream.
This is plenty drinkable and likeable on nearly all accounts. It's not an explosive mash-up of flavors, but basically a fairly mild (but well-made) festbier with a subtle weiss infusion.

Photo of rajendra82
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber cloudy color, and a readily formed durable two finger plus head gave this beer an attractive appearance that fell appropriately halfway between a Hefeweizen and a Oktoberfestbier. Aroma was malty, earthy, and spicy, somewhat resembling a Belgian Pale Ale. The taste was light, and refreshing, with light banana, toasted wheat bread, salt water taffy, and peppermint flavors. Despite the somewhat complex flavor profile for the style, the beer was easy to drink, with an airy light mouthfeel. This did not feel even close to being 5.7% ABV listed on the label. I could have downed two or three in a sitting quite easily, and then would have been sucker punched by this sneaky little beer. Straddling two great styles, and retaining the best qualities of each one.

Photo of mwrecording
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of TrojanRB
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle

Pale gold color with a finger of thick white head.

Great smell, some citrus, fruit, and spice, but less banana than you would expect. That's not a bad thing though. Smells lively without being too sweet.

Light wheat taste, along with citrus. Maybe a bit of tart apple. Has some light spice to it. Very smooth, no funky aftertaste, although the citrus does longer on the tip of your tongue.

Great beer, very easy drinking. Perhaps a bit lighter than most Oktoberfest beers. Highly recommended.

Photo of soupyman10
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Well this was a surprise. Got this one not paying much attention, and didn't see the wheat coming in. Nonetheless, a really nice, tasty beer. Nice amber beer with an incredibly fruity nose - lots of wheat, citrus, and maybe even grapes or sweet dried fruit in there. Flavor is likewise, mixed with a definite Oktoberfest straightforward maltiness. Feel is fine, appropriate for the style. Really enjoyed this one, would definitely grab it again - highly drinkable.

The Reef/16 oz/$6

Photo of crossovert
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is by no means an Oktoberfest style lager but Erdinger perhaps decided to slap the term on to this beer perhaps to cash in on the trend or is this a hybrid? We will see. Best before February 2010.

Pours into my Weizen glass with a typically huge and uncontrollable Erginder-styled head. The color is a bit darker than the original and that is about it.

Scent is weisen, with noticable wheat and clove scents along with some lemon but with an extra kick of malt. It smells very spicy. It really is a hybrid of weisen and oktoberfest in the scent department.

Suprisingly the Otoberfest characteristic is carried into the taste department, though with a Weizen twist. Remarkable. Typical nutty malts meld with the subtle fruitiness of the Weizen, again, remarkable.

This was a surprise I was expecting another version of the Weizen and this truly is a hybrid. One of my new favorites for this season.

Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
82 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.